Application of an Additive Self-tuning Controller for Static Synchronous Series Compensator for Damping of Sub-synchronous Resonance Oscillations


1 Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Urmia University

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Urmia University


In this paper, an additive self-tuning (ST) control scheme is presented for a static synchronous series compensator (SSSC) to improve performance of conventional PI control system for damping sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) oscillations. The active and reactve series compensation are provided by a three-level 24-pulse SSSC and fixed capacitor. The proposed ST controller consists of a pole shift (PS) controller and a recursive least squares (RLS). The RLS identifier algorithm is used to estimate parameters of auto regressive moving average exogenous (ARMAX) model. With this scheme, there is no any necessity for retuning the PI controller parameters under different operational circumstances of the system. The SSR analysis are performed using eigenvalue analysis, transient simulation and FFT analysis. The considered test system is adapted from IEEE First Benchmark Model. As shown in the results, the proposed additive ST controller has an effective and acceptable performance for damping of SSR under different disturbances and operating conditions. It should be noted here that all digital simulations have been done by using MATLAB.